Grant Wacker's scientific contributions

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In this history of the rise of pentecostalism in the United States, Grant Wacker gives an indepth account of the religious practices of pentecostal churches as well as an engaging picture of the way these beliefs played out in daily life. The core tenets of pentecostal belief - personal salvation, Holy Ghost baptism, divine healing, and anticipatio...

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... Based on intratextual understanding, they do indeed cast out devils, speak with new tongues, and lay hands on the sick for healing, yet they do not discriminate against two other signs that also appear in this passage. Surely the more practiced signs are well-known markers of Pentecostalism in its effort to restore the apostolic church (Stephens 2008;Wacker 2003), but for "them that believe", the fundamentals of faith include all five signs of Mark 16. This empirical study has focused on the specific sign of taking up serpents and its fundamental beliefs-all of which are concerned with obedience to what is perceived as an explicit command of Jesus. ...